China building

China is now the world's second largest economy

Mon 14 Feb, AT 09:42

Japan slips from number two spot and aims to exploit the China boom

Sumo, yokozuna Hakuho

Sumo fights to survive after match-fixing scandal

Wed 9 Feb, AT 14:14

Ancient Japanese sport rocked by match-rigging claims as tournament is cancelled for first time in 65 years

Yen, Japan

Moody’s warns on Japan’s $10 trillion debt mountain

Wed 9 Feb, AT 10:11

Business digest: Agency keeps Japan’s credit rating stable for now, but there could be problems in the future

Shinmoedake volcano erupts in Japan

Thu 3 Feb, AT 13:28

‘More violent eruptions could take place’, say scientists (with video)

Marathon runner makes wrong turn at end of race

Wed 5 Jan, AT 09:46

Video: Frontrunner Natsuki Terada loses lead metres away from finishing line

currency notes

Dollar falls as IMF fails to resolve currency war

Mon 11 Oct, AT 10:01

Business Digest: Japan may intervene to weaken the yen further as China opts for ‘gradual’ currency rebalance


Japan a ‘potential powder keg’ for investments

Tue 28 Sep, AT 17:05

Business Digest: Ageing population and financial struggles are to blame, says analyst